Jordan has witnessed clear decline in international aid — minister

Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya speaks at a press conference at the Prime Ministry on July 3, 2022. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)
Interior Minister Mazen Al-Faraya. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan has witnessed a clear decline in international aid as the Russia-Ukraine war has drawn the attention of donor countries to European refugees, leaving behind a crisis that has lasted for over a decade in the MENA region, Interior Minister Mazen Al-Faraya said on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

Faraya made these comments during his address at the 40th session of the Arab Interior Ministers Council (AIMC) in Tunis, which saw the participation of Arab interior ministers, high-level Arab security delegations, and representatives of Arab and international bodies and organizations.

The minister highlighted the role that Jordan has played and is still playing as “a vital partner in addressing regional and international crises and their repercussions and as a pillar of regional stability, and a home for refugees seeking security”.

The Kingdom, he said, hosts approximately 1.3 million Syrian refugees, more than half of whom are not registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Despite its limited capabilities, Jordan has provided those seeking refuge with security, education, healthcare, and a decent life, in addition to offering job opportunities, he said.

In this context, Faraya called on Arab countries to “consider the conditions of their refugee brothers in light of the difficult conditions that our region is facing”, pending a political solution in Syria that “ends this humanitarian catastrophe and preserves Syria's unity, cohesion, and sovereignty, and restores its security and stability to create conditions that allow voluntary return”.

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